Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, television, film, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
This is the definitive recording of William Bolcom’s rags, complete or excerpted: a triumph for the pianist and the composer – as well as a grandly spirited, accessible, inventive journey for any who care to join them on it.
A varied buffet of fresh musical experiences from recent decades and from the mid-1700s.
This is an album of real spirit and vigor, a mix of the thoughtful and the exciting, all bracingly recorded.
Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
One could hardly ask for more persuasive Bruch advocacy than what the Nash Ensemble offers here.
Throughout these Études, Driver’s playing marries tonal warmth with textural precision.
I may be in quarantine, but music can transport me back to the Middle Ages, or to the court of Catherine the Great of Russia, or, via Donizetti, to an imagined India.
Concert halls and opera houses remain closed — but unusual musical experiences await in this era of social isolation.
It’s Beethoven’s 250th birthday year: reviews of four sets of the complete piano concertos from, respectively, Paul Lewis, Stewart Goodyear, Inon Barnatan, and Stephen Hough.